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home made cannon
« on: August 26, 2012, 11:02:24 PM »
New toy I made to play with. Took a limb off the dead tree at about 100 yards. Hope you find it entertaining.
IMG_0335 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 10:14:08 AM »
Tung in cheek;
What?  you fired a Cannon in a Naval Carriage without rigging the restraining tackle?  Good thing you did no step back to the rear of it.
Chuckling to myself,
Good Video.
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 12:46:08 PM »
That reminds me, whatever happened to Calamity Jane up in Canada?
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 07:54:26 PM »
 :o
Where can I get one of these babies ?
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 03:27:32 PM »
Mine is made out of schedule 120 pipe about 3 foot long.
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Re: home made cannon
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 05:32:42 PM »
Tung in cheek;
What?  you fired a Cannon in a Naval Carriage without rigging the restraining tackle?  Good thing you did no step back to the rear of it.
Chuckling to myself,
Good Video.
Best Regards,
Chev. William

My thoughts too. See that chock for elevation go flying back with the recoil? Way cool!

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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 06:41:35 PM »
Love it! Tell us more about building it....Where did you get the barrel? 
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 06:08:56 PM »
I made the whole thing. 1 3/4" I.D. X 3 1/2" 1026 DOM for the tube, 4" 4140 for the breech threaded to the tube, over all length 35.5" and 67lbs. , welded on trunions. The naval truck is maple held to gather with thru bolts. The charge is 500 grains of cannon GOEX the ball weighing 1.06 lbs. from a mold I made. I haven't chrono it yet. I found the retaining tackle reduces accuracy so I let her fly!
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234 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr

It's handy for splitting wood too.
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 04:19:20 PM »
Fired over the chronograph today and the ball leaves the bore at 595 fps. About the right speed for CAS!  ::)
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2020, 10:24:30 AM »
At 1.75"cal, wadded golf balls should work too.   ::)
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 10:17:18 AM »
Yes, golf balls fly clean out of sight! I up dated the video and picture.
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Re: home made cannon
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2020, 07:35:07 AM »
..Hmm, neat little piece. A sad story as cannons go. A good friend of mine built a nice one to use at 1812 reenactments. He only took it to a couple rendezvous and local events. Hadn't gotten the barrel proofed and marked, yet. Then cancer took him. It now sets in an outbuilding (a nice one not out in the open) under a cover gathering dust. She loves the gun because it was something they worked on together. She also would like to see the gun go to someone that might use it.
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